16 items from 2012
Taylor Swift accused of stealing song lyrics for her new 'Red' album. According to a new report from Hollywood Life, Country Music sensation Taylor Swift is now being accused of stealing music lyrics of all things! What the hell? She's known for writing her own unique lyrics,but that's not the case,here. Some guy named Matt Nathanson recently threw up a tweet about Taylor the other day,which said, "she’s definitely a fan… and now she’s a thief." Apparently, he's claiming she ripped off lyrics from one of his 2003 songs called "I Saw," and used it in her song titled, "All Too Well," which is a track on her new "Red" album. They say, he later went on and deleted the tweet on October 24th. Then on November 2nd, Matt hopped back on Twitter to write, "so far, my favorite thing about today is the wave of »
Taylor Swift is still riding high from the gangbusters sales of her new "Red" album, but has the "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" singer been caught stealing a lyric red-handed?
As pointed out by the Oh No They Didn't blog, a line from Swift's "All Too Well" sounds a lot like one from singer Matt Nathanson's 2003 song "I Saw."
Here's Swift's lyric: "And I forget about you long enough to forget why I needed to."
And Nathanson's: "And I'll forget about you long enough to forget why I need to."
But is it thievery or just homage -- as Swift is a fan of Nathanson, even writing some of his lyrics on her arm before shows (as kids these days are wont to do ...).
Nathanson certainly seemed to take notice, tweeting on Oct. 24, "she's definitely a fan... and now she's a thief."
The post has since been deleted, »
Oh no! Taylor Swift has come under fire for allegedly stealing a Matt Nathanson lyric from 2003 and using it in her song 'All Too Well,' a track on her new album 'Red.' Do You think Taylor would do that? Taylor Swift, 22, is known for her amazing song lyrics, but now, singer Matt Nathanson, 39, is accusing Taylor of stealing a line he wrote back in 2003 in his song called "I Saw." He tweeted, and later deleted, on Oct. 24, "she's definitely a fan... and now she's a thief." The blog Oh No They Didn't! pointed out the similar lyrics on Oct. 31, adding, "I wouldn't think much about it normally except for the fact that she is a fan of his...she has written His lyrics on her arm at her concerts before [during her Speak Now tour]." Matt went back to his Twitter on Nov. 2, saying, "so far, my favorite thing about today is the »
- Hollywood Life Staff
Taylor Swift is hailed for writing her own music, often because they're usually about her exes. But it seems she may have sampled from another artist without permission.
In her new track All Too Well off her chart-topping Red album, Swift, 22, sings around the 2:13 minute mark: "and i forget about you long enough to forget why i needed to."
Video - Taylor's Tremendous Cma Performance
This lyric may sound familiar if you're a fan of Matt Nathanson's music. In his song I Saw, which was released in 2003, he too sings around the 1:44 minute mark: "and i'll forget about you long enough to forget why i need to."
While imitation is said to be the highest form of flattery, Nathanson doesn't see it that way. The singer, 39, tweeted about the lyric similarities: "She's definitely a fan ... and now she's a thief."
What do you think? Did Swift steal this lyric? »
NBC has picked up a new Michael J. Fox sitcom for 22 episodes for fall of next year. The show will be about Fox as a dad, battling the day to day, and also Parkinson's disease, which Fox has been living with for some time. Not only am I thrilled because I've had a crush on Alex P. Keaton since I was a teen, but I think it's a bold move to write his disease into the show.
Apple is now the most valuable publicly traded company ever, with a market value of $623 billion dollars, eclipsing Microsoft's high of $616 billion back in 1999. I was never an Apple fanboy for their computers, but I can't live without my iPad and iPhone, and can't wait for the new models. I'm overdue for an upgrade.
Prince Harry partied shirtless in Las Vegas. If you're into that sort of thing.
While the draft Republican Party »
We were excited when Matt Nathanson and Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles released their ’Run’ video last month, but it was even more exciting when Matt decided to stop by and pay Fox All Access a little visit.
Matt has admitted in the past that he’s a huge nerd when it comes to music. When he was a young boy, he was influenced by bands like Kiss and when the ’80s rolled around he was gravitating towards the female songwriters like Tracy Chapman and the Indigo Girls. Nowadays, Matt is inspired by his own music. He feels like this album, “Modern Love,” is taking on a life of its own.
He appreciates how it touches and affects his fans, even some of his fellow musician friends. He was surprised to hear Taylor Swift had written lyrics from his song, “Queen Of (K)nots,” on her arm. Those type of expressions »
It's never easy to see a "Dancing With the Stars" hopeful get the boot in the very first elimination round of the season, but the mood for Tuesday's episode was brightened a bit by an appearance from Matt Nathanson, who performed his new single "Run" with Jennifer Nettles. Tristan and Peta did a contemporary routine choreographed to the uber-sexy power ballad.
And then came the tough part. The bottom three came down to Martina Navratilova and Tony Dovolani, Gavin DeGraw and Karina Smirnoff, or Roshon Fegan and Chelsie Hightower. After a few harrowing moments, it was revealed that Roshon and Chelsie were safe.
Ultimately, Martina and Tony got the boot -- so Gavin and Karina (who won last season!) have some time to improve and hopefully stick around past next week.
Do you think the fans voted correctly? Sound off in the comments section below! »
Image from “Dancing with the Stars.”
Game, set, match.
Careful, overly precise movements, insecurity and a visible memory lapse undid Martina in the ballroom. She didn’t seem at all surprised to be departing, saying repeatedly during Monday’s performance and Tuesday’s results shows, »
- Lisa Reynolds
Dancing With The Stars 14 eliminated Martina & Tony tonight in week 1. Tonight's first elimination show of the season,kicked off with an entertaining dance number from the pros. Next,they showed some recap footage from last night's performances show. Then they revealed that Melissa & Maksim,and Gladys & Tristan were safe this week,and Martina & Tony landed in the bottom three. After the break, Matt Nathanson and Sugarland hit the stage to Matt's song entitled, "Run." Next,they showed recap footage for three more couples. Then they revealed that Jaleel & Kym,and Cheryl & William were safe,and Roshon & Chelsie surprisingly landed in the bottom three. Next,they showed a "behind the scenes," celebrity commentary,footage clip. Then the dance troop hit the stage for a special dance routine. After the break, they showed more recap footage from last night's show. Then they revealed that Katherine & Mark , Sherri & Val,and Maria Menounos & Derek Hough »
We've been obsessed with Matt Nathanson since his song "Laid" was on the "American Wedding" soundtrack back in 2003, and now he's bigger than ever, with songs from his album "Modern Love" appearing everywhere.
On Tuesday night, he kicks off the "Dancing With the Stars" elimination shows by performing "Run," featuring Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, on the first elimination episode of the season. Hopefully the song is so awesome that it takes some of the sting off being the first celebrity to get the boot.
In the meantime, you can check out the newly released "Run" video here. We love the sexy vibe of the new clip -- plus, you know, having the words projected all over everyone's bodies really helps with the sing-along factor.
Dancing with the Stars sent home the very first couple of the season tonight. If you don't want to know who was eliminated, read no further!
'DWTS' Premiere Recap: Who Came Out on Top?
Right off the bat, low-scorers Gladys Knight and Melissa Gilbert were saved from the chopping block, leaving tennis star Martina Navratilova and her partner Tony Dovolani as the first pair placed in jeopardy.
Singer Gavin DeGraw and Disney star Roshon Fegan were eventually called out to join Navratilova in the bottom three, and following a round of performances by singer Matt Nathanson and Country band Sugarland, Martina, Roshon, and Gavin gathered to anxiously await the night's elimination announcement.
Martina Navratilova and partner Tony Dovolani were ultimately sent packing, and with a standing ovation from the crowd, Martina delivered heartfelt goodbyes to fans and her Dancing with the Stars family.
Jaleel White Tackles 'DWTS' Rehearsals
"It was an amazing experience I just wish that »
On TV this Tuesday: Raising Hope has a piggy predicament, Dancing With the Stars purges its first pairing, Ringer‘s Siobhan is given an ultimatum, Body of Proof battles an outbreak and more. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm NCIS (CBS) | Director Vance’s brother-in-law is the lead suspect when Gibbs and the team investigate the murder of a petty officer. That ’70s Show‘s Don Stark and All My Children‘s Eden Riegel guest-star.
8 pm 90210 (The CW) | Pj proposes to Naomi, but Annie discovers a twist — he must get married in order to access his trust »
- Alyse Whitney
Dancing with the Stars Week 2: A Night of Chaos
Dancing with the Stars Season 14 returned for Week 2 and yes, showed us that last week was nothing but a dream. What was bestowed on us tonight was nothing short of a nightmare.There were mishaps, the judges were all over the place, Len Goodman was insane, some song choices were horrible and the show even aired the wrong voting numbers for one couple! Dancing with the Stars could have changed its name to Dancing with the Chaos.
All started well when Roshon Fegan gave another stellar performance, this time mastering a quickstep which earned him two 9s. This boy has some serious skills. We may be looking at a finalist here. Len was happy and commended Roshon appropriately.
Then the trouble started. Sherri Shepherd gave what should have been a brilliant jive but she “missed a pass.” It was very apparent on camera, »
In the real world, there are plenty of things a woman can say to signal she’s on the worst first date of her life: “I’d rather do anything else.” “I feel like I want to die.” “Holy Hell, what am I doing here?”
But on The Bachelor — where producers have carefully cataloged (and willingly exploit) every fear, phobia, and life trauma experienced by its participants — the overwhelming urge to evacuate one’s bowels in a state of pure, unadulterated terror is simply Step No. 1 on the path to”love feelings.” And that’s how Ph.D. student Emily, »
- Michael Slezak
The Bachelor visited Ben's hometown of San Francisco this week (at least I think it was his hometown, did that ever come up?), as the shaggy-haired star went to the top of a bridge and the top of a snow-covered street with his suitors.
But we're getting ahead of ourselves. Let's go over the highlights from the episode before we tackle the lowlight of what, for once, might truly have been the most emotional Rose Ceremony ever...
When not on his face, Ben apparently hangs his sunglasses over the back of his t-shirt collar. Ben tells Julia that Jennifer is the "best kisser" in the house. Totally normal to say to one's sibling. He takes Emily on the first one-on-one date and »
- email@example.com (Matt Richenthal)
The latest "Bachelor" episode sees the girls heading for San Francisco, which is where Ben lives when he's not filming romance shows for ABC. His sister Julia lives there too, so he gets to see and talk to her about the experience.
The girls who get mentions to Julia are Lindzi, Kacie, Courtney, Emily and Jennifer. He hilariously thinks his sister would hit it off with Courtney. Mmm hmm. We've barely seen his sister, but she seems cool and I think she would see through Courtney in about four seconds.
Her date card clue is "love lifts us up" - I mentally add "where we belong! Where the eagles fly! On the mountain high!," so my theory is that they are heading to boot camp or perhaps a factory. "I got nowhere else to go!" Heh.
But it turns out they are climbing the San Francisco Bay Bridge. »
16 items from 2012
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